Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that shareholder Eduardo Suarez-Solar has earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. Suarez’s latest accomplishment allows him to continue to strengthen his capabilities as a strategic advisor to businesses, executive coach, in addition to being a seasoned labor and employment lawyer.

For decades, while previously owning three separate companies in the manufacturing, insurance, and business consulting sectors, Suarez has represented and advised small, medium, and large organizations. Suarez has provided legal and strategic business development guidance to hundreds of companies, not-for-profits, government entities as well as individual executives. Utilizing his business acumen, Suarez has facilitated targeted planning sessions for boards of directors, executive leadership teams and family-owned businesses, to navigate the intricacies of governance, and management development and succession planning. Suarez’s solid legal background, merged with his consulting expertise, and experience as a business owner, allows him to take a hybrid approach in serving the full spectrum of his clients’ needs.

“I am honored to add a Doctorate to my educational profile,” stated Suarez. “My unique background as a business owner, lawyer, executive coach, and a trusted advisor has allowed me to serve as a multifaceted advisor to my clients. I look forward to applying my experience and passion as I continue to advise businesses across a variety of industries.”

Joseph G. Santoro, who serves on Gunster’s board of directors and for more than a decade chaired the firm’s Labor & Employment practice, added “Although Ed was already extraordinarily accomplished, his latest accomplishment demonstrates a level of commitment we rarely see these days. He steadily worked towards this achievement while never missing a beat in serving our clients.”

In addition to his Doctorate in Business Administration, Suarez holds a J.D. from Mercer University, a M.P.A. from Georgia College and State University, and a M.S.M. and B.S. from St. Louis University.


About Gunster
Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 13 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa Bayshore, Tampa Downtown, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 260 attorneys and consultants, and over 270 committed professional staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at


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